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Manifest Perdition: Shipwreck Narrative and the Disruption of Empire

Manifest Perdition: Shipwreck Narrative and the Disruption of Empire

by Josiah Blackmore
     
 

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Shipwreck, death, and survival; terror, hunger, and salvation -- these are the experiences of those onboard merchant Portuguese ships in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In this book we see how the dramatic, compelling, and often gory accounts of shipwreck, collected in Historia Tragico-Maritima (1735-36), or The Tragic History of the Sea, challenge

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Shipwreck, death, and survival; terror, hunger, and salvation -- these are the experiences of those onboard merchant Portuguese ships in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In this book we see how the dramatic, compelling, and often gory accounts of shipwreck, collected in Historia Tragico-Maritima (1735-36), or The Tragic History of the Sea, challenge state-sponsored versions of events. Manifest Perdition reveals the important place of these stories in literary history and shows -- for the first time -- how they serve as both a product of and a resistance to Iberian expansion and colonialism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816638505
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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